Congratulations to Ms. Kayla Hartline and the Chattooga High School Nutrition Food Science Program for achieving industry certification.
This process takes two years and a lot of hard work to meet Georgia’s 85 requirements to become an industry-certified program.
Ms. Hartline and her students hosted community advisory members and five state representatives from the family and consumer science industry as they assessed her curriculum and its ability to adequately prepare students for the CHS to become successful leaders in the nutrition and food science industry.
Ms. Hartline received full industry certification status in May 2021.
Kayla Hartline is a 2006 graduate of Chattooga High School and a 2010 graduate of Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor of Science in Family Education and Consumer Science.
Kayla Hartline began her career in education by returning to her Alma Mater as a substitute teacher, then began working in various roles at Chattooga High School as she was mentored by the family science teachers and Consumer Affairs, Ms. Darlene Scoggins and Ms. Betty McWhorter. . During 2011-2015, she worked as a Special Education Paraprofessional, Workforce Investment Act Coordinator, and Careers Technical Instruction Coordinator; she describes these experiences as invaluable on her journey to the role of family and consumer science teacher, which she began in the fall of 2016. Teaching is a dream come true for Hartline, and she is grateful to have the opportunity to live her dream on a daily basis. His passion for teaching the children of Chattooga County is a direct reflection of the investments made by the exceptional Chattooga County educators who taught him.
A family and consumer science teacher, Hartline is an FCCLA counselor and snack program coordinator at Chattooga High School. A few highlights of his teaching years include honoring Mrs. Darlene Scoggins with the establishment of the annual Miss Chattooga County Scholarship, obtaining the FCCLA’s first National Male Competitor, completing the National Academy leadership for FCCLA counselors and the addition of the food science pathway to Chattooga High School’s CTAE curriculum.
Hartline began the process of obtaining industry certification for the Nutrition and Food Science pathway two years ago. Industry certification standards are developed collaboratively by Georgia Department of Education program specialists and state-level professional associations. When a program becomes industry-certified, it receives a “seal of excellence,” which represents the pinnacle of program quality. Only programs that have successfully passed rigorous reviews by business and industry leaders are recognized with this distinction. This certification will benefit Chattooga High School students and provide them with job opportunities and experience, as well as industry certification upon completion of the Nutrition and Food Science pathway.
Additionally, Hartline was Teacher of the Year for Chattooga High School in the 2020-2021 school year. She is currently Vice President for Region 1 of the Georgia Association for Career & Technical Education (GACTE).
Kayla Hartline grew up in Chattooga County, graduated from Chattooga High School and now lives in Summerville. She has one child, Karson.